• The Little Nell at Aspen Mountain is proud to partner with Valrhona Chocolate for a decadent evening showcasing sweet and savory flavors. They will host the Valrhona Chocolate & Wine Dinner on Friday, August 7, in the gallery at element 47. The four-course feast will be prepared by Chef de...

  • Telluride Acquires Peaks Resort and Spa Operations

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    Telluride Ski & Golf announced it has closed a deal with Peaks Capital Partners to take over the Peaks Resort and Spa. The Peaks Resort and Spa is a ski-in/ski-out, full service hotel located adjacent to the Telluride Ski & Golf Club. The hotel features 177 guest rooms, a 42,000 square foot...

  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is looking towards the future, and the future means a major expansion of 500 acres for skiing, riding and biking. Their proposal calls for two new chairlifts, a replacement of the North Face surface lift, more snowmaking on current ski terrain, and 15 miles of...

  • Colorado Ski Country USA Reminds Skiers & Snowboarders to be Safe on the Slopes

    on February 18 | in General | by | with Comments Off on Colorado Ski Country USA Reminds Skiers & Snowboarders to be Safe on the Slopes

    Aspen Highlands, Michael Neumann

    Aspen Highlands, Michael Neumann

    DENVER, Colo. – February 17, 2012– Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) and its 22 member resorts remind skiers and snowboarders to practice safe skiing and riding, know and follow Your Responsibility Code, be aware of surroundings and obey terrain closures.

    “Guest safety is always the number one priority of our members,” explained Melanie Mills, CSCUSA president and CEO. “President’s Day weekend is a popular time to go skiing, and our resorts are doing absolutely everything they can to make sure guests are safe and have an enjoyable time on the slopes during this busy weekend.” Continue Reading

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  • Powder, sunshine, and Sunlight

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    Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs, CO

    Sunlight Mountain Resort near Glenwood Springs, CO

    I’m scanning the radio on my car for a weather report as I drive through the quaint mining town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on my way to Sunlight Mountain Resort. There’s a skiff of something resembling snow on the road – just enough to make things extra slippery. I land on a local station just in time for the snow report.

    “Sunlight reporting eighteen inches overnight.” says the DJ.

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  • With Telluride Adaptive Sports everyone can feel the wind on their face

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    By Matthew Beaudin

    Most of us have been skiing so many times we’ve forgotten what it’s like to learn. It’s just something we do.

    Gone Skiing in Telluride, Matthew Beaudin

    Gone Skiing in Telluride, Matthew Beaudin

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  • Heavy Snowstorm Lingers Over Colorado Ski Country USA

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    Resorts Amass Bountiful Weekly Totals

    DENVER, Colo. – February 15, 2012 – Every Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resort received a good helping of fresh snow within the last seven days. The most recent snowstorm to move through Colorado was widespread, lasted several days, and left snow accumulations between 35 and eight inches.

    The storm ended Tuesday afternoon and nearly every resort posted double-digit snow totals for the week. Wolf Creek, in the southwest part of the state, boasted 35 inches for the most recent seven-day period, and Steamboat, in the northwest region of the state, enjoyed a robust 28.5 inches for the week. Silverton measured a weekly total of 25 inches and Telluride benefited with 23 inches.

    Wolf Creek

    Wolf Creek

    Steamboat, Larry Pierce

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  • Monarch Season Pass Opens Up Colorado Skiing

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    The following comes to us from Aaron Bible, writer for Elevation Outdoors.

    Pass holders to the lesser known—and therefore less tracked out—Monarch Mountain ski area have access to more vertical feet throughout the state and for that matter the world than anyone. Who would have known that such an unassuming locals ski area would be so worldly, with their season pass giving free ski days across two continents, four countries, and six states…all for under $450.

    Monarch_John Trousdale

    Monarch_John Trousdale

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  • Powderhorn – the name fits

    on February 12 | in General, Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on Powderhorn – the name fits

    The vineyard view from my Wine Country Inn hotel room

    The vineyard view from my Wine Country Inn hotel room

    As I pull of I-70 to find my hotel, I begin to suffer from cognitive disconnect. Just outside Grand Junction, the town of Palisade, Colorado is beautiful, but not in a typical ski-town type of way. And from the looks of things, skiing isn’t the biggest game in town. Red sandstone bluffs frame a valley blanketed with vineyards. The hotel where I’m staying is called the Wine Country Inn. I’m told when at check in that my room has a vineyard view. Don’t get me wrong, I love a glass of wine now and then, but I thought I was here to ski…

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  • SolVista: Small is a BIG Deal

    on February 10 | in Dining and Nightlife, General, Resorts, Skiing & Snowboarding | by | with Comments Off on SolVista: Small is a BIG Deal

    As far as Colorado ski resorts go, SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch doesn’t give up its biggest virtues upon first glance. Initially, you might not see what makes SolVista such a big deal, because the things that make SolVista a big deal are… small.

    At SolVista, small is a very big deal

    At SolVista, small is a very big deal

    Indeed, some of the ski area’s biggest fans are less than three feet tall. This is a kids’ Mecca, and truly offers something different for families. So I’m letting my new family at SolVista adopt me for the weekend.

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  • Beating shin bang

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    A note from Eric Ward, Owner, Foot Foundation

    I wanted to share a thought on a strategy that could help everyone you ski with, enjoy their time here in Colorado.

    There is one, easily avoidable boot issue we deal with every day at The FootLabs: “shin bang”.  If you, or more importantly someone you ski with, is having trouble with it, here is a quick and easy solution. I would encourage you to share this with all your friends and guests. Continue Reading

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  • Double Blacks, At Last!

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    This post comes to us from Kristen Lummis at braveskimom.com

    “It’s January and I still haven’t skied a single double black.” My son and I were driving after school on a blue, unseasonably warm mid-winter day. “This is ridiculous,” he continued as we watched a group of road bikers go by. And while the bikers may be happy this winter, we skiers have had a tough row to hoe, with a prevailing forecast of little snow, warm temps and lots of complaining.

    This is not to say that we haven’t been putting in time on the slopes and enjoying it greatly. It’s just that skiing in December and January was different. These were months when we enjoyed groomers and appreciated the skill of snowcat operators. These were also months when we had to jump over rocks, instead of off of rocks. Core shots? Well, we used to think they were bad. This winter, they’re a fact of life. Ski double black diamond runs? Not a chance. There weren’t any open.

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  • Sol Vista’s Paradise

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    This blog comes to us from Amber Johnson, editor of the Denver Post’s “Mile High Mamas.”

    Me: “I have some bad news, Haddie.”
    Haddie: “Oh no, what?”
    Me: “I can’t find your carsickness pills and it’s a really windy road to SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch.”
    Haddie: “Oh no. I’m gonna die!”
    Me: “Don’t be ridiculous. You’re just going to throw up.” Continue Reading

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